Pamela Lichty and the ACLU Strike a Blow for Freedom of Speech!

Our president, Pamela Lichty has reached a settlement with the Department of Accounting and General Services. As part of the settlement agreement, the State is agreeing to wholesale revisions to its rules regarding demonstrations on State property. Effective immediately:

• Individuals or groups (of any size) wishing to demonstrate at the State Capitol (or other property controlled by the Department of Accounting and General Services (“DAGS”)) no longer need a permit.
• Demonstrators can have a small table to distribute literature, no permit needed.
• Demonstrators can get a permit, if desired, to reserve a space, but will no longer have to indemnify the state and will not have to obtain insurance if they cannot afford it.

This should make it easier and cheaper for people and organizations to demonstrate at the state capitol, and we are very proud to have been a part of it!

Here is the press release:

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